So the other thing I was working on whilst I was away last week was a quick final test of the Beating Heart Wrap. This is shawl number 4 of shawl club and I designed it a while back using yarn from Unbelievawool and Jo.Knit.Sew that I had in my stash. I am not normally a pink person but I love the way that the pink contrasts with the black and white variegated yarn. The spike stitch reminds me of an EEG trace and so that is how the wrap got its name. The shawl pin is a Knit Pro one which works well with the colours I used. The shape is a bit unconventional but when it is folded over is creates a nice shape around the shoulders.
To make it practical for shawl club, I needed to change the colours to 3 x 50g skeins. Sam sent the new colours to me a while ago, but they arrived during a particularly crazy time. Then time caught up with me and I realised that I needed to get the new colour way version done immediately. So the long drive to the south coast and the first day or so of the holiday was spent hooking up the shawl club version, which also showed off the alternative ending of a button to secure it, rather than a shawl pin. Personally I still feel a shawl pin gives you more flexibility about how to wear this, but the button is often more practical, and is certainly less expensive.
So the shawl club colours give the wrap a very different look – sugar sweet candy colours with a glittery handmade button from the amazing Cross Crafts which matched the yarn perfectly. If you fancy making this yourself, you can find the pattern here.